Category: Other sports
Other sports 21.05.19 | 09:59

Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula 1 legend, dies at 70

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, BBC reports. The legendary Austrian, one of the best-known figures in motor racing, took the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984. For many, he will be remembered for his remarkable recovery and return to racing...

Other sports 19.05.19 | 20:21

Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

Rafael Nadal claimed his first title of the year by defeating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-0 4-6 6-1 in the Italian Open final in Rome, BBC reported. The Spaniard raced through the opener in 39 minutes, the first 6-0 between the great rivals in 141 previous sets. Djokovic battled back, but in the...

Other sports 13.05.19 | 16:51

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to win third Madrid Open

The imperious Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Madrid Open title on Sunday without dropping a set in the tournament. Greek star Tsitsipas, 20, knocked out clay court king Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals and ousted last year’s champion Alexander Zverev before that, but...

Other sports 11.03.19 | 11:47

Serena Williams forced to retire with illness at Indian Wells

Serena Williams was forced to retire with a viral illness in her third round match with Spain’s Garbine Muguruza at Indian Wells on Sunday. The 37-year-old, who on Friday celebrated 12 months since her return to the court following pregnancy, made a strong start by pushing 3-0 in front. But two-time...

Other sports 11.02.19 | 12:35

Vonn bows out with brilliant bronze as Stuhec triumphs in downhill

Lindsey Vonn captured an unlikely bronze to end a decorated career with yet another major medal in the women’s downhill as Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia won back-to back titles at the alpine ski world championships in Are on Sunday. Despite two golds and seven previous medals at world championships, the...

Other sports 02.02.19 | 10:39

US ski queen Lindsey Vonn to retire after world championships in Sweden

US ski great Lindsey Vonn announced on Friday (Feb 1) she would be retiring after this month’s Alpine world championships in Sweden because her hurting body was “broken beyond repair” and screaming at her to stop. “I have accepted that I cannot continue ski racing. I will compete at the World...

Other sports 29.01.19 | 16:09

Andy Murray undergoes hip resurfacing surgery

Three-time grand slam tennis champion Andy Murray has undergone hip resurfacing surgery and posted a photo on Instagram from his hospital bed. A second photo of an X-ray showed a metal joint inserted in the hip of the 31-year-old Briton. “I underwent a hip resurfacing surgery in London yesterday morning…feeling...

Other sports 27.01.19 | 15:23

Djokovic beats Nadal for 7th Australian title

Novak Djokovic has won his record seventh Australian Open championship and a third consecutive Grand Slam title by beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final at Rod Laver Arena, AP reports. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic raised his major trophy total to 15, behind only Roger Federer’s 20 and Nadal’s...

Other sports 25.01.19 | 14:37

Dominant Djokovic demolishes Pouille to set up Nadal final

Novak Djokovic on Friday continued his quest for a record seventh Australian Open crown by swatting aside French 28th seed Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a final against Rafael Nadal, AFP reports. It was a flawless display on Rod Laver Arena by the world number one who moves into a first Melbourne...

Other sports 25.01.19 | 10:21

Nadal crushes Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

Second seed Rafael Nadal ended Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas’ captivating run to reach his fifth Australian Open final, the BBC reports. Nadal, 32, was in devastating form as he beat the 20-year-old 14th seed 6-2 6-4 6-0 in one hour and 46 minutes. The Spaniard cracked 28 winners, breaking Tsitsipas’...

Other sports 24.01.19 | 10:36

Osaka digs deep against Pliskova to set up Kvitova final

U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka staved off a fightback from Karolina Pliskova to reach her maiden Australian Open final with a 6-2 4-6 6-4 win on Thursday and set up a title clash with double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Reuters reports. Osaka hit winners almost at will from both her forehand and...

Other sports 23.01.19 | 10:07

Plucky Pliskova stuns Serena with epic Australian Open fightback

Serena Williams squandered four match points and blew a 5-1 lead in the deciding set as seventh seed Karolina Pliskova produced a fightback for the ages to claim a 6-4 4-6 7-5 quarter-final win over the American great at the Australian Open on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Williams, chasing a milestone...

Other sports 21.01.19 | 13:36

Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open’s main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium’s speakers implored spectators to welcome “the world’s No. 1 player — from Romania, Simona Halep.” Williams, wearing headphones, quickly pivoted and retreated...

Other sports 16.01.19 | 10:29

US Shiffrin wins again to continue march towards history

Mikaela Shiffrin continued her remarkable romp towards a third straight World Cup overall title with a 10th win of the season in a giant slalom in Italy. The 23-year old American superstar led by more than a second after the first run in Kronplatz and stayed clear to beat France’s Tessa Worley to clinch...

Other sports 14.01.19 | 15:30

Rafael Nadal wakes up journalist in Australian Open press conference

Rafael Nadal stopped his Australian Open press conference to wake up a journalist who fell asleep this morning. Nadal battled past James Duckworth in his opening match with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 victory, express.co.uk reports. The Spaniard is hoping to put recent injury woes behind him with a strong showing...

Other sports 14.01.19 | 14:27

Federer: Murray departure has hit us hard

Swiss great Roger Federer hopes retiring Briton Andy Murray can finish his career “the way he wants” at Wimbledon later this year, the BBC reports. Meanwhile, world number one Novak Djokovic says he will carry “beautiful memories” from his time on and off court with the Scot. Murray, 31, plans...

Other sports 11.01.19 | 14:41

Spain arrests 15 people in tennis match-fixing investigation

Law enforcement officials in Spain have arrested 15 people in an investigation into tennis match-fixing by an Armenian criminal gang, the BBC reports. Spain’s Civil Guard said 83 people were implicated, among them 28 players from the ITF Futures and Challenger tours. One of those arrested is Spanish...

Other sports 08.01.19 | 14:24

‘Never broken down like this’ – Roger Federer in tears as he discusses tragic coach’s death

Swiss tennis icon Roger Federer has fought back tears in a touching tribute to his former coach, who died in a freak accident while on his honeymoon. The all-time tennis star let his emotions get the better of him during an interview recorded for CNN in the lead-up to the Australian Open on Monday...

Other sports 08.01.19 | 10:57

Alexander Zverev suffers injury scare ahead of Australian Open

Alexander Zverev’s preparations for the Australian Open suffered a blow as he withdrew from the World Tennis Challenge due to an injury scare, according to media reports. The world No 4, who competed in the Hopman Cup last week, was due to take on Borna Coric in the Adelaide exhibition event on Monday...

Other sports 07.01.19 | 11:42

Federer: Djokovic is Australian Open favourite

World number three Roger Federer thinks Novak Djokovic will be the man to beat in the first major of the year in Melbourne, Fox Sports reports. Roger Federer says Novak Djokovic is the favourite to win the Australian Open, despite a surprise defeat in Doha on Friday. Djokovic missed out on a title in...

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